Public Policy and Politics
August 31, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA alumna, civil rights attorney to present lecture ‘I Am Trayvon Martin’
The University of Georgia Institute for African American Studies will present "I Am Trayvon Martin: Hoodies Up—How One Case Changed a Nation and Ignited the World." The lecture by UGA alumna and civil rights advocate Jasmine Rand will be Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. in the UGA Chapel.
August 28, 2015 | Research News
New study outlines why Southern African-American forest owners less likely to use federal assistance
Many Southern African-American forest landowners are not participating in federal assistance programs because of a mistrust of the government, unclear property titles and inability to pay required upfront costs, a new study from the University of Georgia finds.
August 24, 2015 | General News
Former U.S. Sen. Chambliss kicks off semester of political, legal insights at UGA
Students taking the course Political Leadership and the Law at the University of Georgia School of Law this semester are receiving firsthand insights into public service from former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss. He is co-teaching the class for the fall 2015 semester with his former chief of staff, Camila Knowles, who is now serving as commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The first class was held today, Aug. 24.
August 13, 2015 | General News
UGA to launch Chambliss Leadership Forum honoring former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss
Today, the University of Georgia announces the creation of the Senator Saxby Chambliss Leadership Forum. This initiative will increase students' exposure to domestic and international politics and will provide Chambliss a forum through which to share his insights and expertise on topics ranging from national security to foreign policy.
August 4, 2015 | Research News
Study finds state policies influence vaccination, disease outbreak rates
Lax state vaccination laws contribute to lower immunization rates and increased outbreaks of preventable diseases—like whooping cough and measles—according to a new study from the University of Georgia.
July 31, 2015 | General News
Georgia state representative makes $500,000 gift to UGA School of Law
The University of Georgia School of Law has received a $500,000 gift to create the Stacey Godfrey Evans Scholarship for first-generation college graduates attending Georgia Law. The gift is the first of its kind, and it was made by Georgia Law alumna and state Rep. Stacey Godfrey Evans. The first Evans Scholar is expected to be named this fall.
July 23, 2015 | General News
Ringhand named new law school associate dean for academic affairs
The University of Georgia School of Law's Lori A. Ringhand has been named the school's new associate dean for academic affairs. In this role, she will supervise the law school's academic program and curriculum.
July 22, 2015 | General News
Former U.S. Rep. John Barrow to be Scholar in Residence at UGA
Beginning in fall semester, former U.S. Rep. John Barrow will become a Scholar in Residence at the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs. Barrow is an Athens resident with strong ties to UGA and to the Athens the community.
June 29, 2015 | Research News
Developing disease-resistant poultry may be solution for multiple virus issues
Poultry disease is an international issue, especially when there is an outbreak close to home. However, it's a particularly costly problem in developing countries.
May 20, 2015 | Research News
Researchers identify mechanisms linking early adversity, disease later in life
Early socioeconomic adversity, such as poverty, low education and disadvantaged community, has both direct and indirect long-term effects on young adults' cardio-metabolic disease risk, according to researchers within the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
May 20, 2015 | Research News
UGA study assesses climate change vulnerability in Georgia
New research from the University of Georgia assesses the communities in the state most vulnerable to changes in temperature and precipitation.
May 18, 2015 | General News
UGA and Emory University offer new dual master’s degree in social work and divinity
The University of Georgia School of Social Work and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University have partnered to offer a dual master's degree in social work and divinity. It is the first dual degree to be offered between the two universities.
May 14, 2015 | General News
UGA law graduate Sally Yates confirmed as U.S. deputy attorney general
Yesterday, Sally Quillian Yates, former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia and a 1986 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, was confirmed as U.S. deputy attorney general.
May 8, 2015 | General News
Hashimoto named associate dean for clinical programs at Georgia Law
The University of Georgia School of Law's Erica J. Hashimoto has been named the school's new associate dean for clinical programs and experiential learning. In this role, she will work to enhance and advance the school's real-practice learning offerings.
April 27, 2015 | General News
UGA experts watching Supreme Court oral arguments on same-sex marriage
Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hold oral arguments in the challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage. Professors at the University of Georgia are watching the case for clues to see how the court will rule on the matter.